Is There a Recipe for
Being Good or Bad?
years of my owning a Jewish Book and Judaica
store, I have seen and heard many things.
Some of the things I have heard give me
pause; I have had some people come in and
browse, and tell me, "G-d doesn't care what I
eat - all I have to do is be a good
really true? Does what we put into our
mouths not matter?
about it for a moment: If great sports
figures, for example, eat a special diet so they can
perform well in their sport, and people
who are health conscious eat foods to make
them feel healthy - or better yet - if
someone changes his or her diet because of a heart condition,
say, or being overweight
- then diet must be important, right?
Why do they make these diet changes? Don't they
make them so that they can perform
at their peak, live healthier, longer, and
consequently happier lives?
over 44 million web pages with the phrase
"you are what you eat"!
- What do
people eat if they want to be religious?
is the difference between Jewish Cooking
and Kosher Cooking?
What You Eat Affect the Way You Think and
If a person's
judgment can be clouded by what he consumes,
for example, alcohol or drugs--can eating "treif"
(non-kosher food) have similar harmful
expression "eating like
a pig" -- does it not evoke an image about
an individual's personal
question begs to be asked: What role
does food play in our lives? Is it
only a momentary, fleeting thing to satisfy hunger and
to cause biological functions to occur?
People who do good in this world...where did
they get the physical and spiritual strength
to perform those acts? Or the opposite: where do people who do evil
get the physical and spiritual strength
to commit those acts?
Armstrong ate foods to help him win the Tour
De France - What do I have to eat to win,
elevate my spiritual soul?
believe Lance Armstrong didn't believe what he
ate all year long--and especially the night
before the race-- wouldn't affect his chances
of winning... nor can
I believe anyone thinks that any athlete
just wins 'by accident.'
Does the Word "Recipe" Mean?
- A set of
directions with a list of ingredients for
making or preparing something, especially
formula for, or a means to a desired end:
recipe for success."
more important is this for someone who wants to love G-d with
all his or her heart, mind and strength?